Old Sea Brigade will release his debut full-length album, ‘Ode To A Friend’, on January 4, 2019 via Nettwerk Records. With this news, the Nashville-based, Atlanta-born singer/songwriter/multi-
instrumentalist shares a new album track, ‘Feel You’, with an accompanying music video.
Produced by Jeremy Griffith, the eleven tracks on Ode To A Friend blur and break barriers. While the songs remain rooted in Americana, indie, rock, and ambient soundscapes, they also toss and turn between analog cinematic flourishes and provocative lyricism.
The album’s title and closing track was inspired by Cramer’s sudden loss of a best friend to suicide.
“I came up with the lyrics to ‘Ode To A Friend’ right after he passed. I didn’t want a normal structure. It’s almost like an interlude to tie up the album dedicated to him. He was always such a big proponent and fan of my songs. He encouraged me to move towards a solo career. The title made sense. I finally felt vulnerable enough to put out music that was close to me.”
Over the summer, Old Sea Brigade released the single/video for album track ‘Hope’.
Ones To Watch commented,
“Restrained yet impassioned vocals are met with rolling, finger-picked guitar and swells of panoramic synth,”
while Atwood added,
“At times singer-songwriter, other times indie-rock – no matter the inspiration behind the mélange of styles, Cramer has created a soundscape of the utmost sincerity and beauty.”
Old Sea Brigade’s 2016 self-titled debut EP featured single ‘Love Brought Weight’, which caught fire and has since generated almost 20 million Spotify streams. Between touring alongside Joseph, Luke Sital Singh, Lewis Watson, Julien Baker, John Paul White, and more, he released 2017’s ‘Cover My Own’ EP. The song ‘Tidal Wave’ quickly crossed the three-million-mark on Spotify.
Old Sea Brigade will bring some of these songs to audiences across the country this fall while he supports Tall Heights their 36-city North American tour alongside Frances Cone. All dates are below.
Old Sea Brigade Tour Dates:
Supporting Tall Heights with Frances Cone
Mon, Oct 29 – Vancouver, BC @ Roxy Cabaret
Tue, Oct 30 – Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
Wed, Oct 31 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
Fri, Nov 02 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
Sat, Nov 03 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
Sun, Nov 04 – San Diego, CA @ Voodoo Room, House of Blues
Tue, Nov 06 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
Thur, Nov 08 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
Fri, Nov 09 – Dallas, TX @ Curtain Club
Sat, Nov 10 – Oklahoma City, OK @ VZD’s
Mon, Nov 12 – Nashville, TN @ High Watt
Tue, Nov 13 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
Wed, Nov 14 – Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
Thur, Nov 15 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
Fri, Nov 16 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern-CIL
Sat, Nov 17 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
Sun, Nov 18 – Richmond, VA @ Capital Ale House Downtown
Thur, Nov 28 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
Fri, Nov 29 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry
Sat, Nov 30 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Sat, Dec 01 – Boston, MA @ Royale